Partner News | February 27

Moore Beauston & Woodham L.L.P. Welcomes Kirk C. Stringer, CPA

Kirk C. Stringer, CPA, has joined the tax and business consulting practice as an Accounting Supervisor in the firm’s West Columbia Kirk Stringeroffice. Kirk is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has over twenty three years of experience in public accounting specializing in small business and individual taxation.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting and Management from the University of South Carolina. Kirk is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Moore Beauston & Woodham L.L.P., is a full service accounting and consulting firm with offices in West Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Hartsville, South Carolina.


Mashburn Construction is pleased to announce that President, Paul Mashburn received the Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by Clemson University’s Department of Construction Science and Management:

Paul Mashburn croppedThe Distinguished Alumnus Award is given annually to an alumni member of Clemson University’s Department of Construction Science and Management who graduated a minimum of 10 years prior to the award. Nominees have distinguished themselves since graduation in a construction field and have consistently demonstrated support of the Construction Science Management Department.

Paul graduated from Clemson University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Building Science and Management. He joined Mashburn Construction after graduation and in 2010 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. One of Paul’s greatest strengths is his unique ability to view the job from multiple perspectives including the field employees, superintendent, designer, and owner.

Paul is very active in many civic and construction organizations in his community and around the country. He serves on the Associated General Contractors of America’s board and he is on the Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Commercial Design Review Board for the Town of Mount Pleasant, Charleston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Past President of the Columbia Rotary Club, and former President of the Columbia Contractors Association. Paul is a member of the Charleston Contractors Association and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Architectural Foundation and is on the Executive Committee of the Construction Science and Management Industry Advisory Board at Clemson University. He is also the past Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation. As President of Mashburn Construction Paul oversees the company’s day to day business and is passionate about continuing Mashburn Construction Culture of servicing its clients with the utmost professionalism and making sure Mashburn Construction continues to be a great place to work for its employees.

“I am very honored to have received the Distinguished Alumnus award from Clemson University. Mashburn Construction has been hiring graduates from Clemson’s Department of Construction Science and Management for over 20 years and some of our best and brightest people are the product of that great program. By staying involved with this department I’ve had the privilege to see some of the CSM students graduate, begin their career and develop into key roles in our organization and that is one of the most satisfying parts of my job.” Paul Mashburn, President of Mashburn Construction

Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design-build, general contracting and preconstruction services. For nearly four decades, the company has exemplified Building with Integrity by providing superior service and quality to clients across many markets. Headquartered in Columbia, Mashburn also has offices in Charleston and Greenville, SC. For more information, please visit


Circle of Excellence Awards Announced

nbsc-logo-for-webNBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, proudly announces South Carolina recipients of the Synovus Circle of Excellence Sales Awards. This award honors team members for their overall contribution and sales excellence. The top ten bankers were chosen from four categories: Business, Commercial, Commercial Real Estate Banking and Private Wealth. Columbia Private Wealth Advisor, Jennifer Blackhurst was recognized as a top banker in the South Carolina market.

NBSC is a division of Synovus Bank and currently serves 16 counties in South Carolina from 39 locations.  For more than 100 years, NBSC has focused on relationship banking and remains dedicated to the communities it serves. Together with affiliates of Synovus Bank, NBSC offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services, and Mortgage Lending.  For more information, visit

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 341 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.  See Synovus Bank on the web at, on twitter @synovus and LinkedIn. Equal Housing Lender.


Man of Honor Barber and Grooming Grand Opening March 9th

man of honorSouth Carolina residents should brace themselves for the arrival of something new and great in the barber and grooming industry. Man of Honor Barber & Grooming will celebrate its official grand opening on March 9, 2015, at 209 Rice Creek Farms Road, Columbia, SC 29229 at 5:00pm. With a variety of services ranging from signature haircuts, straight razor shaves, miniature and steam facials to our deluxe packages that include our Works on Broad, we provide an array of choices to fit everyone’s barber and grooming needs. The grand opening event will include special guest appearances, prizes, raffles, demo showcases, price specials on quality products from Frederick Benjamin, Coldlvbel, and JS Sloane and catered food and drinks while networking with local community and business officials.

Man of Honor Barber & Grooming is a contemporary barber shop with a strong sense of nostalgia that blends with modern services that goes beyond today’s typical barber shop standard of just “haircuts” being offered. Founded by Tony Holloman, a Master Barber and Barber Instructor, who starting his barber entrepreneur life at age 12 as a neighborhood barber in Camden, SC. He completed barber training at Kappatal Kuts School of Applied Barber Science in Norfolk, VA in 1995 and has since gotten State Board Certified as Master Barber in CA, PA, NC, DC and SC. Through these travels, Mr. Holloman has had the privilege of providing barber and grooming services as well as becoming the grooming and skin-care expert for many affluent clients including but not limited to Business Executives, NBA Team Owner, NHL Team Owner, Congressmen, Senators, NBA & NFL Professional Athletes, Entertainment Executives, and many others of influence. The Man of Honor Barber & Grooming concept was conceived many years ago as a dream of opening a barber shop that would offer more than just a “haircut” in an environment aimed at “honoring” the man in the mirror with an array of great services along with high quality grooming products. Our motto is, “Servitude in Grooming is our Duty.”

To learn more visit, or call us at 803-765-6500.


Allen’s University Kamya Thomas, collect weekly A.I.I. honors

logoKamya Thomas earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference this week as Thomas was named the Female Athlete of the Week for Basketball during the week of Feb. 16-22.

Thomas, a freshman guard from Cincinnati, averaged 23 points a game along with eight rebounds in helping lead Allen to a 2-1 week. She opened with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Wesleyan and added 13 points and seven rebounds in a win over Johnson & Wales. She finished the week with 29 points and seven rebounds in a loss to Columbia International. She also had 15 steals on the week.

Please visit our website for more facts about our athletic division, students and programs.  All are invited to attend any home games for all sports events.

Allen University is a private, coeducational institution located in Columbia, South Carolina.  It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.  To learn more about Allen University, please visit


Colonial Life Employees Gave Generously in 2014

Colonial Life and its employees were generous in giving of time, talents and resources to their communities in 2014.Colonial_header_logo

The company contributed nearly $1.5 million to South Carolina charitable organizations in 2014, according to the company’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Review.  The contributions included donations to organizations selected by the company and matching gifts of employee contributions. In addition to the company’s financial contributions, and just as important, Colonial Life employees volunteered nearly 12,700 hours in the past year to their favorite causes.

“Our employees demonstrate their commitment to community service by giving of their time, talents and hard-earned financial resources,” says President and CEO Tim Arnold. “It’s an important part of our culture and one of the reasons Colonial Life was recently named one of the best places to work in South Carolina.”

Colonial Life’s corporate social responsibility program focuses on three main areas: education, health and wellness, and cultural arts. The United Way of the Midlands was the largest single beneficiary of the company’s charitable giving last year. It received more than $420,000 from the company and employees.

Other major charitable efforts during 2014 included a Habitat for Humanity house build that benefited a Midlands family, a Strong Schools Grant Program that benefited teachers in Richland School District One, and an art installation at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

The recently released Corporate Social Responsibility 2014 Year in Review publication provides more information about specific organizations Colonial Life and its employees supported, including a complete list of contributions and features on volunteer activities.

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support more than 80,000 businesses and organizations, representing more than 3 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit or connect with the company at, and  


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